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KickingTiresMy son started Kindergarten last week. After weeks of everyone asking him how excited he was, he very nervously entered the building last Friday. He was a wreck but didn't cry (I might have, just a little), and he ended......
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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsI'm all for academic freedom and freedom of speech, but there's a not-so-fine line between critical thinking and crackpot lunacy. Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy has clearly stepped over it. Tracy's doubts about the Sandy Hook Elementary...
KickingTiresWhen Nissan began taking reservations for the Leaf all-electric car in April 2010, Greg Tyler was among the first to plop down the $99 fee. Nineteen months later, the 59-year-old college professor was handed the keys. "The Leaf was the......
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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsIn Broward, it's become an unpleasant annual tradition as the school year winds down: Pink slips for teachers. Will the trend continue this year under new Superintendent Robert Runcie? Runcie has said it's his goal to avoid classroom teacher layoffs,........
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsDid former NBA superstar Shaquille O???Neal do research worthy of a doctoral degree? Or was this a case of celebrity doctorate lite, with Barry University in Miami cheapening itself by trading off an advanced diploma for a ton of national......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsIf there's one thing to remember about schools in general and Broward schools in particular, it's this: When change is proposed, somebody's always going to grumble. Doesn't matter if it's school boundaries, bus policies or class scheduling, you're never...
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Who's on Team Gloucester?Supervisor Gregory Woodard is on the substitute teacher list for Gloucester County Public Schools, according to information from the school system. But Woodard has yet to work as a substitute teacher in Gloucester in the 2010-11 school year. Woodard is......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun-Sentinel BlogsThe race for the White House is taking a turn toward Palm Beach County???s school system. Several local educators, including Palm Beach County School Board Chairman Bill Graham, are hosting campaign events today for Sen. Barack Obama???s presidential...
The Business of Sports | Sun-Sentinel BlogsThe Heat is expecting a big crowd ??? possibly a full house ??? for tonight???s game against the Atlanta Hawks. The team???s won four games in a row and crowds tend to pick up during the holiday season. But filling......
The SwampMark Silva Happy birthday, Abe Lincoln. Happy birthday, Charles Darwin. Today is not only the 200th anniversary of the birth of the American president who saved the union, but also the 200th anniversary of the birth of the British naturalist......
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Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsU.S. Rep. Ron Klein's campaign on Wednesday blasted positions taken by his Republican challenger, Allen West, as "radical policies" that would hurt South Florida. West's offense: advocating abolition of the federal Department of Education. Klein, a Boca...
Old sayings are clichés, but they're oft repeated for the simple reason that they're usually true. Snooty writers such as columnists avoid that shorthand method of communicating an idea — obviously it's beneath our keen mental capacity — but...
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